by Parker Fields
This game got started with a bang early. NKU scored on their first three
possessions, hitting two threes. One by their star sophomore Marques Warrick
and their Senior leader Trevon Faulkner. After a Chris Brandon Slam Dunk the
Norse had a commanding early 10-2 lead which forced Wright State to call a
timeout. From there it was more of the same for the majority of the first half. NKU
would score two or three baskets for every one basket Wright State would score.
It wasn’t until late in the first half when Wright State went on a dominating run to
claw their way back into the game. This run was led by Junior guard Tanner
Holden of Wright State. The Raiders ended the half on an 8-0 run to end the half
down just one at 35-34. NKU was led by Marques Warrick with 9 points as Wright
State was led by Tanner Holden with 11 points.
The second half started with a lot of Tanner Holden early. The all-
conference Junior Guard came out hot and scored 5 points in just the first few
minutes of the half. NKU was led by Marques Warrick early in this half with a
three, and a couple of tough finishes early in the half. From there, it was lots of
back and forth scoring and lead changes. This was until Sam Vinson arrived in this
game. The future Horizon League Freshman of the Year scored 7 points in the
final 5 minutes of the game adding to the Norse’s 12-2 run to close out the game.
The Norse had completed the full game effort Darrin Horn was looking for. They
held one of the best offensive teams in the Conference to just 63 points on 4o
percent shooting. NKU was led by Marques Warrick with a big 23 points, Chris
Brandon with 10 points, and Bryson Langdon with a huge 6 assists. The Raiders
were led by Tanner Holden with 22 points.
NKU will now host Purdue Fort Wayne on Friday at 7 PM est.